War 1 & 2 - Detailed Information
Compiled and Copyright © Michael Peck 2017
Reedham War Memorial is to be fund at the junction of Riverside and
The Hills, Reedham, Norfolk. It takes the form of a capped pillar with
two steps standing on a plinth with a two stepped base surrounded by
black railings. The names here have been sorted into alphabetical order
and are not the same ordfer as the memorial.
Copyright © Michael Peck 2017
THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN GRATEFUL MEMORY
OF THE MEN OF THIS PARISH
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE
1914 - 1918
3rd Battalion, Kings Own Scottish Borderers, attached 2nd Battalion.
Killed in action 30th October 1914. Parentage unknown. Age and place
of birth unknown, gazetted Second Lieutenant May 1910. Commemorated
Le Touret Memorial. Panel 15.
Note: property administration by: Rose Anne Cox (relationship
unexplained). Family not traced any record, no proven Reedham
Gunner 671713. 122 Battery, 52nd Brigade, Royal Field Artillery.
Died 57 Casualty Clearing Station 7th April 1918. Son of Herbert
and Annie Crouchen of Riverside, Reedham, Norfolk. Born 1896 Reedham,
Norfolk and enlisted Woolwich, LND. Commemorated Aubigny Communal
Cemetery Extension. III.D.59.
Sidney Lewis Ronald Edwards. Lance Corporal 17466. 9th Battalion,
Norfolk Regiment, Killed in action 1st February 1916. Son of Charlotte
Eliza Edwards (stepson of Robert Benjamin Smith). Husband of Edith
Alice Edwards (nee Beck, now wife of Walter H Mace of Low Farm,
Reedham, Norfolk). Born 1886 Reedham (as SDGW, born Gorleston on
census) and enlisted Norwich, Norfolk. Commemorated White House
Leading Seaman 199096, Royal Navy. SS ‘Windsor Hall’ (cargo vessel,
sunk by German submarine UB-66 while on naval support operation).
Killed in action 17th January 1918. Son of James and Annie Hall
of Riverside, Reedham, Norfolk. Born 5th November 1881 Reedham,
Norfolk, enlists (as Boy) 4th May 1898 (discharged to Reserve 1911,
recalled 1914). Commemorated Chatham Naval Memorial. 28.
James Frederick Hall on 1891 birth record, Frederick James Hall
on other records.
Bombardier 48051. A Battery, 107th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery.
Died of wounds 23rd June 1917. Son of James and Annie Hill of Riverside,
Reedham, Norfolk. Husband of Alice May Hill (nee Lubbock) of Station
Road, Reedham, Norfolk. Born Reedham and enlisted Norwich, Norfolk.
Commemorated Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery. XIV.D.12A.
Private 13817. 1st Battalion, Coldstream Guards. Killed in action
4th March 1917. Son of James and Annie Hill of Riverside, Reedham,
Norfolk. Born 1893 Reedham, enlisted Norwich and resident Reedham,
Norfolk. Commemorated Sailly-Saillisel British Cemetery. VI.F.8.
Marys Army Auxiliary Corps.
Susannah Hall on 1889 birth record, entered as ‘Annie Hall’ on Terlincthun
British Cemetery record.
Worker 11900, Queen Marys Army Auxiliary Corps. Died 23rd March
1919. Daughter of James and Annie Hall of Riverside, Reedham, Norfolk.
Born Reedham, Norfolk. Commemorated Terlincthun British Cemetery.
Private 50660. 11th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment, formerly 27100
Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 13th August 1917. Son of
John and Mary Ann Amelia Hanton of Riverside, Reedham, Norfolk.
Husband of Elsie Victoria Hanton (nee Crowe). Born 14th March 1886
Beighton, enlisted Norwich (attested 20th November 1915, mobilized
2nd March 1916) and resident Reedham, Norfolk. Commemorated Ypres
(Menin Gate) Memorial. Panel 19 to 22.
Private M2/048341. 25th Mechanical Transport Company, Army Service
Corps. Died 23rd November 1918. Son of William and Mary Harvey.
Husband of Ellen Harvey (nee Cooper) of The Hills, Reedham, Norfolk.
Born 31st January 1885 Roudham, Norfolk. Commemorated Busigny Communal
Cemetery Extension. VIII.C.39.
James David Hewett on birth record, James David Hewitt on other
Deck Hand 4544DA, Royal Naval Reserve. HM Drifter ‘Fennew’ (Steam
Drifter used as minesweeper, Admiralty No: YH94, survived war).
Drowned after ‘accidentally knocked overboard’ 11th May 1917. Son
of Thomas Edward and Eliza Frances Hewett of (settlement of) Berney
Arms, (parish of) Reedham, Norfolk. Born 1st March 1897 (as naval
record, birth actually recorded 1898) Reedham, Norfolk. Commemorated
Chatham Naval Memorial. 26.
Private 16810. 5th Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. Died of wounds
1st October 1918. Son of John and Isabella Jackson of The Hills,
Reedham, Norfolk. Born c1884 Reedham (as SDGW, born Limpenhoe on
census), Norfolk, enlisted Dorchester, DOR and resident Kensington
Park Road, MDX. Commemorated Sucrerie Cemetery. A.12.
Naval Reserve. Distinguished Service Medal.
Arthur William Moughton. Deck Hand 5260DA, Royal Naval Reserve.
HM Drifter ‘Crescent Moon’ (Steel Drifter, survived war). Died of
disease 8th March 1919. Son of George and Sarah Moughton. Husband
of Mary Ann Elizabeth Moughton (nee Webb) of Riverside, Reedham,
Norfolk. Born 3rd September 1866 (as naval record, birth actually
recorded 1863) Great Yarmouth, Norfolk. Commemorated Reedham (St
John the Baptist) Churchyard.
Distinguished Conduct Medal.
Sergeant 26757. 26 Heavy Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed
in action 14th October 1918. Son of Alfred and Jane Eliza Powley
of Riverside, Reedham, Norfolk. Born 1887 Norwich (as SDGW, born
Reedham on census) and enlisted Great Yarmouth, Norfolk. Commemorated
Aeroplane Cemetery. VI.A.2.
Note: Soldiers Effects notes sisters: Bertha E,
Lillian M and Kate M.
Sapper 33506. 77th Field Company, Royal Engineers. Killed in action
26th November 1915. Son of Walter William and Emma Russell. Husband
of Ethel Victoria Russell (nee Harbord, now wife of John R Stone)
of The Street, Hempnall, Norfolk (as 1911). Born 19th February 1888
Diss (as SDGW, born Roydon on census), Norfolk, enlisted London
(place unspecified) and resident Norwich, Norfolk. Commemorated
Ypres Reservoir Cemetery. I.A.35.
Note: only soldier found with details, no proven
Reedham connection found.
Gunner 266716. D Battery, 121st Brigade, Royal Field Artillery,
formerly Private 37958 3rd Reserve Cavalry Regiment. Died of wounds
21st September 1918. Only son of Frederick and Emily Caroline Spall
of Church Road, Reedham, Norfolk. Born 6th April 1899 Great Yarmouth,
enlisted Wroxham and resident Great Yarmouth, Norfolk. Commemorated
Abbeville Communal Cemetery Extension. IV.F.9.
Private 14867. 9th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Accidentally shot
at machine gun instruction class, Poperinghe and died of wound 17
Casualty Clearing Station 24th November 1915. Son of James W and
Ann V Taylor of ‘Swing Bridge’, Reedham, Norfolk. Born 23rd November
1893 East Winch and enlisted Norwich, Norfolk. Commemorated Lijssenthoek
Military Cemetery. II.D.11.
Frederick William Jermyn Webb. Private 18381. 7th Battalion, Norfolk
Regiment. Killed in action 4th May 1917. Only son of Robert and
Margaret Eliza Webb of Riverside, Reedham, Norfolk. Born 1896 Reedham
and enlisted Norwich, Norfolk. Commemorated Arras Memorial. Bay
Trimmer 3341DA, Royal Naval Reserve. HM Drifter ‘Silver Queen’ (hired
auxiliary transferred to Dover patrol, one of several ships hunting
a German submarine attacked and sunk by force of several German
destroyers). Killed in action 15th February 1918. Son of Amos Edward
and Margaret Woolner of Alpha House, Reedham, Norfolk (as 1911).
Born 23rd June 1896 Lowestoft, SFK. Commemorated Chatham Naval Memorial.
Possibly William Victor
Allen Wright. Private O/22901. 6th Company, Royal Army Ordnance
Corps. Died 5 Stationary Hospital, Dieppe 17th November 1918. Son
of William John and Rhoda Frances Wright of ‘Etive’, London Road,
Lowestoft, SFK. Born 1897 Lowestoft, SFK. Commemorated Janval Cemetery.
Note: no proven Reedham connection found.
TO THE MEMORY OF
THOSE WHO FELL IN THE
1528934, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 7th November 1942,
aged 21 years. Son of Charles Jonathan Dyball of Great Yarmouth,
Norfolk. Husband of Joan Laura Dyball (nee Hogg, now wife of Alec
G Tubby). Commemorated Runnymede Memorial. Panel 97.
2037985. 578 Field Company, Royal Engineers. Died 17th May 1944.
Son of Alfred John and Rose Ellen Forder of Strumpshaw, Norfolk.
Born 1918. Commemorated Cassino War Cemetery. I.H.21.
5773641. 5th Battalion, Royal Norfolk Regiment. Died 24th January
19142, aged 23 years. Son of James David and Rose Anna Hewitt of
(settlement of) Berney Arms, (parish of) Reedham, Norfolk. Commemorated
Singapore Memorial. Column 51.
5772906. 2nd Battalion, Royal Norfolk Regiment. Died 24th March
1945. Son of Alfred Charles and Flora Mace. Grandson of Edward and
Louisa Mace of 18 School Road, Runham, Norfolk. Commemorated Taukkyan
War Cemetery. 19.H.22.
LT/JX256716, Royal Naval Patrol Service. HM Trawler ‘Flotta’ (armed
Minesweeper, foundered after running aground). Died 6th November
1941. Son of Percy Cecil and Flora Selina Sadd of ‘The Cottage’,
Reedham, Norfolk (as 1911). Born 1913. Commemorated Rosskeen Parish
Churchyard Extension (or Burial Ground).
24 November, 2017